At the 2007 World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, students announced plans to build a Youth Tax Justice Network. The network will be a platform for students and other young people to share research and advocacy experiences, helping them to support local campaigns and link in with the wider international network.
Students meeting at the forum – from three different continents – discussed the relative absence of tax justice issues from both their curricula and their activist networks. At the same time, they saw tax injustice in their own communities – under-funded public services, corruption linked to the use of secret bank accounts, and offshore trusts enabling multinationals to hide their profits from revenue authorities.
The Youth Tax Justice Network invites any interested students and youth to join with them, especially in this early stage of building the network. If you would like to get involved or simply learn more, please contact the network at firstname.lastname@example.org.